Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Hate and Hope for Haiti

Hi readers, in lieu of posting a vent, I'd like you to take a few minutes and read this amazing editorial on the history of the hate for Haiti. I know so little this poor but proud island nation. I had never bothered to learn about Haiti's dynamically ambitious origins and its eventual downfall.

To the left is the beautiful "Freedom Tree" in Bois-Kaiman, Haiti, where Dutty Boukman and his fellow liberators plotted the slavery uprising that eventually led to the Haitian Revolution.

I'm not trying to be deep or anything, I just wanted you to feel what I felt after reading the article. The sadness of promises broken and opportunities wasted cannot overshadow the determination and pride of this island's people.

Thank you for your time.